i have donated many images to a national organization over the years for money raising/auctions just because i support them.
late last fall for a state calendar they needed some images for it and deadline for printing was just weeks away and did not have enough quality images to use.
i was contacted for some images and agreed to donate some to use in the calendar..my only stipulation was i NEED PHOTO CREDITS..
and was assured i would be given credits.. that was brought up by me several times..and the answer was always yes..
well when i see the calendar they used 7 images and NO credits to me anywhere... another photographer had a couple pics in it also and did have photo credits FOR HIM.
when i questioned the guy i spoke with originally he said he did not know how that could have happened so i contacted the guy who was in charge of printing and he said he would get back to me when he figured it out.. he never did..and have sent emails with no response back.
then i left a message with the head state guy he did call back but i was unable to talk at the time and plan on calling him back when i have a few ideas.
i have sold images in the past form people seeing photo credits. and this time cant even use for portfolio..
i have no written contract just verbal and emails.
i have learned from this everything will be sold from now on..